L.A. County Health Officials Report 20th Local Measles Case

Measles virus, illustration

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials today confirmed the 20th case of a local resident being diagnosed with measles.

Health officials say the patient may have exposed other people last Saturday afternoon.

According to the county Department of Public Health, the patient visited a CVS Pharmacy at 4707 Venice Blvd. between noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and a Ralph's grocery store at 4760 Pico Blvd. between 12:35 and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed at those locations should review their immunization records to determine if they are protected, and if not, call a health care provider. People who are exposed can develop measles up to 21 days after exposure.

The latest case brings to 20 the number of measles infections among county residents this year, in addition to 11 non-resident cases that traveled through the county -- excluding Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own health departments and track their own cases.

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